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The evolution of earnings inequality in Romania

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  • Maria Denisa VASILESCU

    () (National Scientific Research Institute for Labour and Social Protection,Bucharest,Academy of Economic Studies)

  • Larisa STANILA

    () (National Scientific Research Institute for Labour and Social Protection,Bucharest,Academy of Economic Studies)

  • Amalia CRISTESCU

    () (National Scientific Research Institute for Labour and Social Protection,Bucharest Academy of Economic Studies)

Abstract

In this paper we investigated the earnings inequalities in Romania. Our approach starts with a statistical analysis regarding the Gini index among several personal characteristics (level of education, seniority, economic activity), for males and females and for the major groups of occupation. Second, we estimated two panel data models corresponding to each gender, aiming at observing different influences upon gross monthly earnings at industry level. We included in the analysis the turnover and the employees by educational attainment level for each gender and obtained that the variables considered have a positive impact on earnings, but with different intensities.

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  • Maria Denisa VASILESCU & Larisa STANILA & Amalia CRISTESCU, 2014. "The evolution of earnings inequality in Romania," Romanian Journal of Economics, Institute of National Economy, vol. 39(2(48)), pages 88-99, December.
  • Handle: RePEc:ine:journl:v:39:y:2014:i:48:p:88-99
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    Keywords

    Gini index; wage distribution; inequalities; gender differences;

    JEL classification:

    • J31 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Wages, Compensation, and Labor Costs - - - Wage Level and Structure; Wage Differentials
    • D63 - Microeconomics - - Welfare Economics - - - Equity, Justice, Inequality, and Other Normative Criteria and Measurement

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